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Old 03-26-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default New Buggie to purchase

Wanting to purchase new buggie. The three I am looking at are:
Mugen Seiki MBX5
Jammin' CR X1 factory Team model 34595
Ofna Hyper 8

Your thoughts anyone?
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I prefer hyper 8 new design and good price
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Have you looked at this one ?


http://www.gsracing.com/web/page.asp...tid=57&id=2876
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it depends on how much you want to spend.
I have the Mugen Pro Spec which is a very well crafted machine. They handle very well. They jump so easy and corner so smooth you cant go wrong.
I had the Jammin RTR and never could get it to hook up the way I wanted it. It was fast and I won some races with it but I guess because it was RTR was what was wrong with it.
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Money is not the issue quality and reliabilty is.
Jammin' RTR is not the same as the factory team model which has a lot of additional quality parts.
The Hyper 8 is interesting though but it is down to these three and that is the reason for this thread.

Originally I had no question but to buy the MBX5 but the technology is about 2 to 3 years old but still might be ahead of the game.

I just don't want to buy one only to have it out dated in a couple of months.
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I would go the Hyper 8. Any reason why you aren't looking at Kyosho?

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Im not a big fan of Ofna (Jammin). I once read a post that Ofna uses nylon rather then plastic parts. Nylon has more flex but binds with metal.

The Pro Spec has alot of hopups. All brands have a flaw in some form or another. Look and all three of the Pro kits. See which "looks" better designed in your eyes.
Myself I drove a MBX5 last year and loved the control I had with it. I knew the person that owned the buggy and knew he did not have it setup right but it still felt GREAT. Plus I really like the clean look of the design.

Before I got my Mugen 3mo. ago. I went to the threads of all the buggies I thought about buying to see all the flaws I have to deal with.
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